Back To Scratch

It’s been a little over 2 years since I’ve made a post on this blog. Those who know me personally are already well aware, but as I previously stated, I left for 2 years to serve as a full-time religious missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (we’re also known as Mormons),…

My Favorite Albums of 2011, Part II

I’m back! Seeing as is the list about, y’know, 2011, I had to make sure to get this posted before the year is out. Also, I’ve made an executive decision and increased the number of albums on my list to 20. (There was a late-breaking addition.) This means that this post will be even longer…

My Favorite Albums of 2011, Part I

The time has come for my last posts of the year, and they’re two posts I’ve been excited for a while to make. This year I’ve curated a list of my 19 favorite albums (yep, I know I said 15 earlier, but the times, they are a-changin’) of 2011, plus a few fine EPs I’ve…

My Best Songs of 2011

Alas, it’s the end of the year. The time when many “best of” lists are posted. Just like last year, I have utilized my handy dandy iTunes play count (and numerous Top 40/Top 100/Top 200-style auto-playlists) to formulate a list of songs I’ve downloaded this year that I’ve listened to constantly. To add to the…

It’s Anniversary Week!

Today is a special day here on Harmony Avenue. Exactly one year ago today, I made my first post. That’s right…this here blog is now one year old. When I started this off, I had high hopes…but as I’ve mentioned before, my previous blogging endeavors have been hit-or-miss, and I wasn’t sure if I’d be…

My Music: Somedays

Remember how I keep saying I’ve been wanting to post a cover or song or something by me that’s music-related for a while? Well, up until a few days ago, I hadn’t been able to get around to it. Finally, on…Friday? Saturday? whatever day it was, I sat down and went over a few songs…

And The Nominees Are…

So 2010 had a bad year in film music, eh? I beg to differ. Make sure to read the post right before this one for explanation of the rules/all that jazz. Here are full video and/or sound clips for all 6 of the nominees I’ve chosen. Make sure to listen to them all if you…

Let’s Go To The Movies!

“And the Oscar goes to…” Ah, Oscar season. The glitz, the glamour, the awards, the craziness…anyways, I find it very interesting/fun. But it’s over now. The Academy Awards for this year (honoring the past year, 2010) have already happened. But that doesn’t mean we can’t keep the Oscar spirit alive for a few more weeks…especially…

Grammy Predictions & Picks, Part II

So this second installment of my Grammy predictions and picks, thanks to some big, time-consuming (but fun) events in my little corner of the world this weekend, is exceedingly last-minute. So last-minute, in fact, that I believe the pre-televised Grammy ceremonies (where the bulk of the awards, especially the non-big-ticket ones, are given out) have…

Grammy Predictions & Picks, Part I

Here we are…the weekend before arguably the biggest music awards event of the year…the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. I’ve been planning to do a little who will probably win/who should win-type post for a while, so here it is…well, part one, at least. I’ll be taking on a few of the big-ticket categories, as well…

My Best Songs of 2010

Like I presume most of you do, I enjoy looking at end-of-the-year “best-of” lists (of which there are countless numbers, all across the Internets). They’re just interesting and fun, and when they’re written by someone with good taste, they’re especially great to read. That said…I’m not good at ranking things…or choosing a specific, small number…

Some words of welcome…

Howdy, and welcome to Harmony Avenue. This post will eventually be far, far away on another page, but I thought I’d take a moment to introduce myself and get this blog started before I start officially posting. So why am I starting this blog? Music has always been a huge part of my life, and…